The Western powers airlift of supplies to Berlin during the Soviet Blockade of Berlin. Operation Plain Fare . The Berlin blockade. Post Second World War. Germany. Soviet Iron Curtain.. Deutschmark. 24 June 1948. airbridge . Rosinenbomber, or 'raisin bombers'), 2 million West Berliners with food, fuel and other supplies. At its height one plane reached West Berlin every 30 seconds. The Airlift officially ended on 30 September 1949, fifteen months after its protracted beginnings in June 1948...
Keywords: Berlin blockade; Plain Fare; Iron Curtain; West Berlin
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|1948 Radio News - WA4CZD|
News from 1948. I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1948 news file dump. Plus some talk shows and specials. Any typo or error is mine.
Keywords: 1948; news; World War II: Postwar issues; Berlin Airlift; Berlin Blockade; Operation Vittles; Cold War; old time radio
|In Memoriam Berlin Airlift - U.S. Air Force|
" Summary: Produced and directed by the Public Information Office, Wiesbaden Military Post. Photographed by Welt im Bild, Munich, Germany. Recorded by AFIFA, Wiesbaden Germany. Narration by Mel Edwards, American Forces Network. Shows formal troop review by Lt Gen John K. Cannon, CG of USAF in Europe, at dedication of memorial to Americans killed during the 1948 Berlin Airlift, at Wiesbaden, Germany in summer of 1949...
Keywords: Operation Vittles; Armed forces Bands (Music); Cannon, John Kenneth, 1892-1955; Dead; Military music; Rites and ceremonies; Skymaster (Transport planes); Soldiers; Troop reviews; World War II: Postwar issues; Berlin Airlift; Berlin Blockade; Cold War; Berlin Airlift; Cold War
|Operation Vittles - U.S. Army Air Forces|
"A documentary film record of the operations of the U.S. Air Force in supplying blockaded Berlin by air. Explains how "operation vittles" was conducted, and shows the loading, flying, and delivery of supplies." Nominated for an Academy Award in 1949 for Best Documentary, Short Subjects. Also see Operation Vittles Outtakes in the FedFlix film database here at Archive.org.
Keywords: World War II: Postwar issues; Berlin Airlift; 1949 Academy Award Nominee For Best Documentary, Short Subjects; Cold War; Operation Vittles; Berlin Airlift; Berlin Blockade; Airplanes, Military; Airlift, Military -- United States; United States. Army Air Forces